Reflecting on 8 Years {Our Home}

Stone Pad 1

We're approaching the 8 year mark since we moved into our home- 2 if you're counting leap years because we moved in on February 29 (I've heard that it's good luck when big things happen on that day!). When we purchased our home it was at the beginning of the housing boom. We were fortunate to buy low-ish, but the downside was that the number of houses to select from was very limited. We ended up buying what we thought was the best house in a … [Read more...]

Our Basement Renovation {Part One}


This week I've been finalizing the plans for our basement. When we purchased our home 8 years ago, it was unfinished and we didn't have any intention of doing much with it. Over the years it has mainly served as a place for storage, somewhere to hold my work table for messy projects, a place to work out (sadly, not very often) and the occasional mini sticks game. As time has gone by and my son has become older, the need for more room in our … [Read more...]

Taking Chances {What are you up for in 2012?}


Happy New Year! I took a much needed break with my family and friends in the Rocky Mountains this past week. I'm kicking myself for leaving my camera in my suitcase most of the time because the snow-topped trees and mountain vistas can't be beat this time of year. If you haven't been to Banff or surrounding area in the winter, I suggest adding it to your bucket list. We live fairly close to the area, but I never get tired of the … [Read more...]